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Kanidouraku Dotombori-Honten

1-6-18 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-8975
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (224 reviews)
“sashimi” (55 reviews)
“porridge” (14 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1-6-18 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous experience with different ways of feasting the crabs. Goes well with Sake. Must book in advance

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LincolnL0604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment! We had our meals at Kani Doraku Dotombori Higashimise. The crab kaiseki meal is great and we especially loved the grilled crab! As for hot pot, the special sauce and soup base brings out the fresh sweetness of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Johnstanno
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Eating at Kanidouraku Dotombori-Honten was a very special experience for my wife and I. Initially i was apprehensive - I do not eat crab, so wondered if I would look at an empty table. Our hostess Sawako Yasui was amazing - she took the time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TheEyeForDetail
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Advance booking is required to dine in this restaurant. It is cheaper for lunch too. It was only 5 minutes walk from our staying hotel. The hotel front is decorated with a big crab. There are multiple levels and sitting style. We were given a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank thyik
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is iconic but perhaps it was a busy night when we got there. The crab was not as fresh as before, but we did not order the most expensive sets. Probably will try something else next time

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bbyma
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This location of chain restaurant screams out on the crowded Dotomori, Has giant moving crab on the front. Multiple floors each with different seating styles, western seating, private rooms, tatami mats, floor seating with well for feet. Good sushi but limited selection. Main attraction is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jon S
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Eat at the restaurant or take away the giant Hokkaido Crabs, This place is best. We especially enjoyed the cold fresh packed crab take away they sell in front of the restaurant served with a particular soy type sauce, absolutely divine. The sauce is tasty...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kovitss1965
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I was there with my parents 28 years ago, and this time, I came with my husband. The taste was as delicious as it was in my childhood memory. The crab rice was cooked in front of their patrons, and the natural sweetness of its...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JYS0911
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

After a tiring day at Universal Studio Japan we thought we’d treat ourselves to “supposedly” the best crab dinner in Osaka. This was a quite a turnoff because the person answering the phone was very impolite and reluctant to help us make a reservation. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BigSav18
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have a booking. Menu was a bit confusing to read however the sets are designed for 1 person but easily shared amongst 2. Crab was cooked in a handful of different ways most exotic was the raw crab leg. A nice spot to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 376joshc
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from tang r | Reviewed this property |
There is no minimum charge per table, U can order even one set for three people if you are not hungry. I can't tell if food is enough for sharing. Everyone got different stomachs. There are food samples with actual size... More
May 21, 2018|
Response from tang r | Reviewed this property |
No, some special banquet lunch menu available up to 4 pm. But you can order dinner course or assorted sushi course. Generally speaking, it is not reasonable to order a lunch course at 4:30. I recalled that 2 lunch... More
Joanne C
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Lo E | Reviewed this property |
If you are a strict vegetarian, perhaps you can have a meal before joining your husband at the restaurant. There are vegetables that come with the crab dishes, but I suspect the soup base may not be prepared in a manner... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-6-18 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka  >  Chuo
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-8975
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